Photo: Clare Winnan in Bath, South West

Clare Winnan

Artist, Maker, Teacher

Clare Winnan uses sculpture, drawing, installation, and photography, to create seductive but disturbing works that draw on the tensions between often delicate objects and their more sinister underlying messages. By using unlikely media to realise her ideas, Clare creates a world of contradiction where innocence is paired with violence; where death comes to life; and where the vibrancy of life is caged or bottled for antiquity. A preoccupation with childhood and family memories often finds its way into the work, filtered through the passage of time and the experiences of life. These themes are explored through photography, performance, and found objects which come ready-made with nostalgia and meaning. Born in Kent, Clare moved to Bath in 2004 to study a degree in Fine Art at Bath Spa University. She moved after graduating university to Cornwall and then Brighton but was drawn back to Bath where she now lives and works.

Location Bath, South West
Activities Secondary education, Further education, Workshops, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles

News & Events

  • Papergirl Calgary

    04/07/2015 – 11/07/2015
    Calgary, Canada

    Papergirl Bristol and Calgary, Canada are doing an art swap this year. So all Bristol artists are having work displayed in Canada and vice versa. After the exhibition work will be distributed.

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  • Hide and Seek

    22/05/2015 – 07/06/2015
    Westgate Street, Bath

    Group exhibition forming part of the Fringe Arts Bath Festival

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  • Pretty in pink

    27/02/2015 – 05/03/2015
    Bath Artist Studios

    Artist Residency project, produced by Flo Yapp Group exhibition

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  • Pound Arts Open Touring Exhibition

    08/01/2015 – 01/03/2015
    Trowbridge Arts Centre, Wiltshire

    The Pound Arts Open Exhibition is touring to show the varied art of local and regional artists.

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  • Out of the box

    22/11/2014 – 22/12/2014
    No Format Gallery, London

    Group show exploring the wonders of box art: from cabinets of curiosities to peephole dioramas!

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  • Nostalgia Project (part of The Bristol Biennial)

    13/09/2014 – 21/09/2014
    The Edwardian Cloakrooms, Bristol

    The Nostalgia Project explores different ideas and perceptions of nostalgia by artists Charlie Cousins, Trev Smith and Clare Winnan.

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